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Missing my boy

 

My son just left for Basic Training South Carolina No phone calls or mail yet going crazy

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Diamond in the rough

 

My daughter Diamond has left for boot camp this week. I had always called her my "diamond in the rough" and now she will earn the right to become a finely polished MARINE. I am very proud of her commitment to join the family of the FEW AND THE PROUD.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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No letter from my new marine he left jan 28 2013

 

Missing my marine, no letter yet. I want to send a letter but don't know the platoon#. I live in Barrow Alaska, me and my family will be going to the graduation.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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marine mentor needed for a teen headed down the wrong path

 

I am a mother who is looking for a mentor for my son. He will be joining the Challenge Academy hopefully in July and after the Academy, he wants to join the Marines.

Author: Supporter of a Marine

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missing my boyfriend

 

I'm 16 and my boyfriend is 18 n he left last month and i just miss him so much he's always been there for me when i need him the most and now i wake up in the morning and look at my phone and find no good morning text and i try to go to sleep with out a

Author: Friend of a Marine

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Medical Rehab Platoon

 

I was just notified last Friday that my son (in bootcamp 3 weeks) went to Medical Rehab Platoon for a broken thumb. Has anyone had any experience with the Medical Rehab Platoon.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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new recruit parents

 

my stepson left on 3/11/13. it was one of the hardest things to do saying bye to him as he left for bootcamp. even though it is hard not being able to pick up a phone and call him, we are extremely proud of him.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Boot camp

 

On March 10, 2013 my first love let me for boot camp in Parris Island. I miss him already. That first night was rough because we are usually around one another 24/7 besides when i am at school.

Author: Spouse of a Marine

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Need Advice really bad !

 

so my boyfriend for 6 years left to boot camp for the next three months he comes back May 31st ...

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It's Only The Beginning

 

Hello. My name is Alyssa. I am 17 and my boyfriend Sean left for boot camp on March 11, 2013. We have been dating for 3 amazing years. I know he has just left recently, but I have been through this before.

Author: Supporter of a Marine

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